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“Always a good choice!”
Review of Restaurante Ki

Restaurante Ki
Ranked #89 of 14,218 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Modern Japanese restaurant, with traditional roots Restaurant Ki, specialized in Japanese cuisine, offers a remarkable gastronomic proposal in Rio de Janeiro. Experienced Chef Omura is behind the sushi bar and responsible for the menu that offers a variety of traditional and distinct oriental dishes based on beef; fish; seafood; vegetarian; exotic delicacies as well as contemporary recipes enjoyed either at the bar or at a table. With fresh and seasonal ingredients Ki wants to indulge clients seeking an exquisite gastronomic experience, with elaborate freshly made recipes. Improvisation is one of the most remarkable traits of Japanese cuisine and this is characteristic of Omura. At Ki you will be able to experience a fusion of tradition and modern variants, in a revitalized menu, never neglecting the essence of Nipponese cuisine. Ki serves the dishes on lovely exclusive handmade ceramics. Do look at the sake list with premium labels. Some are artisanal, with a wide range of types of rice, different polishing ratios and some award winning labels. Ki is located on charming Fonte da Saudade Street with its gorgeous trees and parallel to the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. For 4 years, the comfortable 2 floor corner house allows clients to choose a table on one of the three balconies or one of the 5 tatami tables, 2 of them private and can sit 90 people. Ki has been shortlisted twice by the Comer & Beber guide of Veja Rio Magazine and in 2013 and 2014 received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I have been to Ki several times in the past and it is always a good choice. Good service, nice food, original menu and a large variety of sake choices. If you are unsure about where to go, try Ki. You won't regret it.

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RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Livia,

Thank you for your review!

We look forward to seeing you again at Ki!

Richard - Ki proprietor
Richard - proprietário do Ki

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good service, cozy atmosphere and above all: unlike many Japanese restaurants in Rio, which are great for sushi lovers only, Ki has amazing options for vegetarians/vegans. I recommend their eggplant steak with mushrooms and also the hot tofu. They serve superb sake cocktails as well and are recently investing on their crafts beer menu.

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RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thank you for your review. At Ki we strive to serve all and that is why we have many veggie options. At Ki we are very pleased to be on the local DeRose Method shortlist.

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Reviewed 9 July 2016

My wife and I are always looking for excellent restaurants which provide quality food and service without charging a premium for being in the most desirable locations. While no one would call Fonte de Saudade impoverished, it's not the culinary center of Rio, either, which makes Restaurante Ki all the more intriguing. Located in a two-story building amongst concrete-and-steel high rises in a sleepy corner of Lagoa, Ki is a charming and quiet place for an evening of good sushi. The restaurant is on the second floor, and features numerous dimly-lit and cozy booths along the walls, in addition to seats at the brightly-lit sushi bar. We have been there twice, and the combination platter we order is plentiful with high-quality sushi, sashimi, and makimonos. The service is pleasantly attentive. While Ki is not inexpensive by Brazilian standards, it's reasonably when priced in dollar or euros. Definitely worth the trip.

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Thank wwpalmer
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RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Thank you very much for your review. It is great to know that you have been to Ki twice and that you think it is "definitely worth the trip" :-) Hope to see you and your wife back soon! thanks

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

All my friends that loves sushi goes to Ki and the recommended to me. The service is excellent. They have many nice and different drinks done with sake. The food is delicious and you can say everything is fresh, the fish melt in the mouth. It is a nice place to celebrate but also very romantic. I look forward to go back.

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Thank Marie B
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RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Marie thank you for your review. It makes us happy to know that the service was excellent. Hope to see you back soon! :-)

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

got lucky and was introduced to Ki by a local friend. Best thing was a sampler plate with so many goodies, including mushrooms, fish eggs, and many other items, plus great Brazilian sake. Only mundane item was edamami. Cannot wait to go back.

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RestauranteKi, Proprietário at Restaurante Ki, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Thank you for your review! Great to know that you liked so many things at Ki. We will look into the Edamame to make sure that when you are back it is great. Thanks!

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